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- May 14, 2008 at 1:06 am #11778
Once again we are organizing The River Valley Egg Rally.
For those of you who didn’t make it last year, it was a blast.
This year’s agenda is very similar to last year’s, with the addition of security class being taught by lane and poodle girls.
It is going to be a great time spent with great people.
The venue this year, while not on the river like last year (the old site was flooded this year), is a larger park with many more conveniences close at hand.
The club house is brand new, constructed September of 2007. The club house itself is almost twice the size of last year’s facility and has 3 large unisex restrooms, each with its own shower. Plus a restroom inside the club house itself.
Sure does beat last year’s site with all the restroom troubles.
The rally starts like last year with a catered dinner on Thursday for your convenience after your long drive, and ends with fantastic entertainment on Saturday night and a pancake breakfast on Sunday
And all the stuff you could possibly imagine packed in the middle.
Hosting this year again are
Herschel and Darlene Bowers
Thomas Martin and Katy Price
Michael Townsend and Patricia Temple
If any one attending has a special area of interest and would like to have a class or lesson let us know.
Any one who wants to help with anything, let us know – we aren’t shy and would love the help.
Hope you look at the site and head our way.
Michael, Pat, Herschel, Darlene, Thomas and Katy
The rally is Sept. 11-14, in Van Buren Arkansas.August 23, 2008 at 7:16 pm #15197
Wow. I noticed in another thread that we now have three Olivers going to this rally. So cool. Wish we could be there, too, guys, but it’s a little bit too far west for us to get home when we need to for a family milestone birthday….
We’ll be thinking of you, and looking for photo postings. Anybody else thinking about attending?
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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12August 23, 2008 at 10:48 pm #15209
So far, I think it will be Chuck N Geri, Steve N Talli and Larry N Betty. Larry and Betty ? Now who in the heck is that ?
By the way, thanks for the update on the RVER II !
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)August 23, 2008 at 10:51 pm #15210
Hey, there, DAWGZ ! You guys better come on, that way we can have two pairs to double up on parking spaces with !
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)August 24, 2008 at 1:45 am #15217
Thanks for the invite, but mapquest shows it’s about 1100 miles home after the rally. Those long runs with little time are tough… Should plans change, we’ll let you know. How great to be with so many Olivers in one place… a new record. Really wish we could make it. It’s a beautiful area…. spent some time there with my family in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12August 24, 2008 at 2:11 am #15219
We’re going to factory then the Rver Rally then Crater of Diamonds SP, Ark, then back to Apalachicola for Drs app’t in Dade City (Withlacoochee Park)then off to CA for Lake Casitas Rally via AZ. Join us somewhere?????? 4 Olivers at RVer Rally would be great!!
Chuck n GeriAugust 24, 2008 at 2:24 am #15220
Geri and Chuck,
Wish we could, but I think it’s cutting time too close… You remember how it is…. Would love nothing better than to hang with three other Olivers in Arkansaa… my old stomping grounds from days gone by. I especially appreciate your heads up on the rally a few weeks ago when we had limited access to the intenet. We think of you both often.
I saw a post elsewhere today about Eastpoint and all the rain. We’ve had less than pleasant weather the last few days, but nothing to whine about in Pinellas county. How’s everything at home? I suspect you’re on the road…
Take care, and happy camping,
2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4
2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12September 9, 2008 at 1:42 am #15310
Just got off of the phone with Sherry and Paul ! They couldn’t resist the opportunity to meet up in VanBuren with Chuck & Geri, Steve & Tali and Betty & I. Phone service was a little bit spotty but they are camped in Lake Ouachita State Park, enroute to the RVER II !
Yep this is gona’ be a fun thang !
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)September 10, 2008 at 2:49 am #15319
I do believe this constitutes the LARGEST gathering of Olivers outside the factory EVER! And maybe ever if, and Robert would have to confirm it, has there ever been 4 completed Olivers in the factory at ONE time????? hmmmmmmm this could be history in the making!!!
Chuck n Geri n the Phunny PharmSeptember 11, 2008 at 4:07 am #15334
Roll call, RVerII…
Mountainbon & Butcherknife, Earthdancer & Tumbleweed, and the Seadawgs… Scubarx is on the way… Tomorrow we’ll have four Olivers in Van Buren AR. Wish all of you could be here with us…
Arkansas is a beautiful camping state. I’ll post more of that on the camping report thread. Suffice to say… it’s tough to pick a place to stay in the abundance of state parks, USFS, and Army Corps of Engineer parks.
Good news from home allowed us to stay on the road a little longer than we thought. Tonight, the night before the rally, half the RV resort is full of fiberglass eggs. The Oliver group is doubled up, having a lot of fun with the other fiberglass owners around us, too.
2008 Ram 1500 4 × 4
2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12September 11, 2008 at 4:38 am #15336
Actually, we need to get 5 Olivers in one place to break the record. Apparently, there were 4 Olivers at the Coos Bay, Oregon rally back in July that the Oliver Road Crew went to.
I suspect it will happen soon, as more and more of these hit the road
Have fun guys.. wish we were there!
– CherieSeptember 11, 2008 at 5:24 am #15340
We wish you were here, too! Hope you’re having fun out west!
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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12September 11, 2008 at 12:18 pm #15341
Strategically, I’m concerned about this large fraction of existing Oliver owners being in one place at one time. One well planned Casita raid would set us back for years. At least spread out in the campground and cover each other’s back.
We’re downright envious, especially me, as I’m back at work for a few weeks.
Do have a great time!
TomSeptember 11, 2008 at 12:45 pm #15342
Hey Cherie ! Shake that palaya dust offa’ yer’ Oliver, at a proper interstate highway speed and you can be setting at the Rowdy’s Table at Rick’s Barbeque with us !
They slid several tables togather for us so we could all continue our lively chatter during a really great Barbque meal ! We were seated in the corner, right under the large Sport’s Bar type television that’s suspended from the ceiling. Geri was slipping around to take a photo of all the nonsense, when she bumped her head on the TV.
We were accompanied by some of the neatest Casitans, they were "our kind of goofy" !
The table was in a constant uproar, Chuck kept us in stitches ! Where does he come up with all of those wild shirts ?
After dinner we sat under the awnings with the ground lights glowing gently, enjoying a glass of wine in the cool evening darkness, as visitors stopped by to visit.
Hey, our Casita cousins have been at this for awhile, and they have got it down pat ! As the day began to wind down and first one then another, slipped off to bed, I began to wonder what new adventures awaited in Fiberglass RVland.
Hey ! Oliverians ! If you can make it to the RVER II, in VanBuren Arkansas, we would enjoy your company.
Cherie, you set the bar for a new record at five, you and Chris come help us set a new record !
We are at exit #5, just off of I-40, parked next to Overland Parks #2 WIFI signal repeater and the internet is fine ! Jump on in !September 11, 2008 at 12:52 pm #15343
Tom, I tried to arrive at a descriptive word for us. Somehow group, gathering and bunch just didn’t seem to fit. For a bit I considered the descriptor "cluster", but decided that it was too close to an old military term that you may be familliar with.
Well, I have tarried too long at the laptop, and the rowdy bunch is already gathered around the coffee pot. I am missing out on some of that cool fiberglass RV stuff !
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